"The year is 1943. Japan has attacked Pearl Harbor and America is entangled in a violent war. Inspired by women factory workers, especially Rosie the Riveter, Helen Brooks--a divorced, single mother from California--finds work as a welder at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation. When a murdered man mysteriously falls from the ship, Helen catches sight of her friend, Charlotte, fleeing the scene, and Helen is immediately named a witness. Refusing to believe that Charlotte would kill anyone,... Topics: Single mothers, Women welders, Factories, Nineteen forties, Murder
More than 100 women who either worked or were the daughters and relatives of women who worked as welders in the South Portland Shipyards were paid tribute as representatives of the US Postal Service unvieled it's "Rosie the Riveter" stamp at the South Portland Performing Arts Center". Guest speakers included then Congresswoman Susan Collins. Topics: education, people, wars, oral history, maritime history, South Portland, World War II,...
bySpring Point Media Center at Southern Maine Technical College/Ted Miles
Former Speaker of the House,(ME) Representative Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell introduces this program about women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII. More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland Shipyards building hundreds of "Liberty Ships" and British "Ocean Class" ships during WWII. This program was produced by Southern Maine Technical College(now Southern Maine Community College)as part of its 50th year celebration of learning.... Topics: wars, education, people, oral history, news maritime history, South Portland, World War II,...